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CVE-2009-2854 Detail

Current Description

Wordpress before 2.8.3 does not check capabilities for certain actions, which allows remote attackers to make unauthorized edits or additions via a direct request to (1) edit-comments.php, (2) edit-pages.php, (3) edit.php, (4) edit-category-form.php, (5) edit-link-category-form.php, (6) edit-tag-form.php, (7) export.php, (8) import.php, or (9) link-add.php in wp-admin/.

Source:  MITRE
Description Last Modified:  08/18/2009
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Impact

CVSS v2.0 Severity and Metrics:

Base Score: 6.4 MEDIUM
Vector: (AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:N) (V2 legend)
Impact Subscore: 4.9
Exploitability Subscore: 10.0


Access Vector (AV): Network
Access Complexity (AC): Low
Authentication (AU): None
Confidentiality (C): Partial
Integrity (I): Partial
Availability (A): None
Additional Information:
Allows unauthorized disclosure of information
Allows unauthorized modification

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Hyperlink Resource
http://core.trac.wordpress.org/changeset/11765 Vendor Advisory
http://core.trac.wordpress.org/changeset/11766 Vendor Advisory
http://wordpress.org/development/2009/08/wordpress-2-8-3-security-release/ Patch Vendor Advisory
http://www.debian.org/security/2009/dsa-1871 Third Party Advisory
http://www.openwall.com/lists/oss-security/2009/08/04/5 Mailing List Third Party Advisory

Technical Details

Vulnerability Type (View All)

  • Permissions, Privileges, and Access Control (CWE-264)

Change History

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Quick Info

CVE Dictionary Entry:
CVE-2009-2854
NVD Published Date:
08/18/2009
NVD Last Modified:
11/22/2017